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Microsoft Testing Robotic Security Guards at its Silicon Valley Campus – Beta Wired


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Microsoft Testing Robotic Security Guards at its Silicon Valley Campus
Beta Wired
Microsoft is employing robotic security guards to patrol its facility in Silicon Valley in California. The K5 security guard robots are manufactured by Mountain View-based robotics company Knightscope. The K5 stands 5 feet tall and weighs 300 pounds.
Microsoft Testing Robotic Security Guards at Silicon Valley FacilityUncover California
Microsoft tests Knightscope's robot security guards at its Silicon Valley campusThe Next Digit
Microsoft experiments with security guard robotsDaily Digest
PCWorld -eWeek -CBS News
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Posted on 23 November 2014 | 5:00 am

Researchers Reveal Method for Magnetic Field Calculation of Exoplanets – Science Times


Science Times

Researchers Reveal Method for Magnetic Field Calculation of Exoplanets
Science Times
Knowing the level of a planet's magnetic field can be an important fact to know in the study of how they interact. But studying the fields of an exoplanet, outside of our solar system and orbiting a foreign star, can be a difficult task that researchers have not yet …
Scientists unlock secret to magnetic field's on alien worldThe Space Reporter
Scientists develop a new method of calculating the magnetic field of exoplanetsThe Westside Story
Scientists Unlock Secrets of an Alien World's Magnetic FieldNBCNews.com
Frontline Desk -Dumb-Out -WallStreet OTC
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Posted on 23 November 2014 | 4:00 am

Amazon plans ad-supported video streaming service – NY post – Reuters


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Amazon plans ad-supported video streaming service – NY post
Reuters
The Amazon.com, Inc. logo is seen on the side of a delivery truck in Brooklyn, New York October 23, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid/Files. Related Topics. Tech ». Stocks. Amazon.com Inc. AMZN.O. $326.54. —-. 11/19/2014. Netflix Inc. NFLX.O.
Netflix Is Hogging 35 Percent of Peak Internet Traffic in North America: What Tech Times
Amazon clarified about the rumors of free video streaming with adsThe Next Digit
Amazon Moves Closer To A Free, Ad-Supported Video ServiceTechCrunch
PC Magazine -New York Post -Christian Science Monitor
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Posted on 23 November 2014 | 3:47 am

Apple $450 mln e-book settlement gets final court approval – Reuters


Reuters

Apple $450 mln e-book settlement gets final court approval
Reuters
A general view of an Apple store in the Manhattan borough of New York September 7, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri/Files. Related Topics. Tech ». Stocks. Apple Inc. AAPL.O. $116.50. +0.19+0.16%. 11/21/2014. Supporters of Satguru Rampalji Maharaj, …
Court Gives Final Approval to Apple's $450 Million E-Books Price Fixing Tech Times
Apple's $450 million e-books settlement gets final approvalPCWorld
Feds sign off on stunning $400 million settlement in Apple e-books caseDaily Digest
Fortune -Businessweek
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Posted on 23 November 2014 | 3:42 am

Extinct Ancestor of Horses and Rhinos Found in India – Chinatopix


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Extinct Ancestor of Horses and Rhinos Found in India
Chinatopix
(Photo : Elaine Kasmer/John Hopkins University) An artist's depiction of Cambaytherium thewissi, the ancient cousin of rhinos and horses. share on facebook. share on twitter. Horses and rhinoceroses have a common ancestor based on fossils discovered in …
Ancestor of Rhino and Horse Found in IndiaThe Utah People’s Post
Ancient Rhino, Horse Relative Roamed 'Island' of IndiaDiscovery News
What Do Horses and Rhinos Have in Common? An Ancestor in IndiaNBCNews.com
Los Angeles Times -The Hub at Johns Hopkins
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Posted on 23 November 2014 | 1:59 am

Black Seadevil caught on camera at depth of 1900 feet – USA TODAY


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Black Seadevil caught on camera at depth of 1900 feet
USA TODAY
SAN MATEO, Calif. — Black Seadevil sounds fierce and looks that way, too, with spiking teeth on the outside of its oversize, angular jaw — until you realize it's only 9 centimeters long. Researchers at California's Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute …
For the first time ever, the Black Seadevil has been caught on cameraMorning Vertical
Black Seadevil found in Monterey Canyon by MBARI Research TeamUncover California
Scary-Looking Black Sea Devil of the Deep Caught on VideoTech Times
9news.com.au -Capitalberg -Design & Trend
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Posted on 23 November 2014 | 1:42 am

NSF finds four agricultural crops causing rise in global warming levels, exhale … – The Westside Story


The Westside Story

NSF finds four agricultural crops causing rise in global warming levels, exhale
The Westside Story
The levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere see a drastic drop in the Northern Hemisphere each year. It's a widely known fact that plants inhale carbon dioxide in summers, and they exhale it in the season when they grow. In the last 50 years, this …
Expanding agriculture production helps climate change: Nonsense say common Northern Voices Online
Expanding agriculture production among major factors contributing to climate Delhi Daily News
Study: Crops likely contributing to global warmingScience Recorder
Dumb-Out -Frontline Desk -Capital Wired
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Posted on 23 November 2014 | 12:15 am

Samsung Files US Trade Commission Complaint To Block NVIDIA Chips And … – Hot Hardware


Times of India

Samsung Files US Trade Commission Complaint To Block NVIDIA Chips And
Hot Hardware
In a continuation of the legal battle between NVIDIA and Samsung, the latter company has just filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission to block sales of NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet on the basis that it infringes on its patents. This legal battle …
Samsung Files Complaint to Block Nvidia Chips From U.S.Bloomberg
Samsung files ITC complaint to block Nvidia chips from U.S.: BloombergGlobalPost
Samsung Electronics seeks to block Nvidia chipsTaipei Times

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Posted on 22 November 2014 | 10:34 pm

‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’ Makes A Strong Case For Video Game Recalls – Forbes


Forbes

'Assassin's Creed: Unity' Makes A Strong Case For Video Game Recalls
Forbes
Video games aren't recalled very often, in spite of the leagues of problems plaguing many of the year's biggest releases. Rockstar recalled Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas in 2005 after a pair of highly sexual minigames were discovered in the game.
GameStop Drops as Quarterly Results, Forecast Fall ShortBusinessweek
"Assassin's Creed Unity" game delay hurts GameStop's revenueReuters
GameStop Reports Third Quarter 2014 ResultsMarketWatch
Dallas Morning News -The Verge -Entertainment Weekly
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Posted on 22 November 2014 | 5:53 pm

Asteroid Early-Warning Strategies Report Released – Discovery News


Discovery News

Asteroid Early-Warning Strategies Report Released
Discovery News
The danger of an asteroid smacking into Earth is a clear and present hazard, underscored by the huge fireball and shattering explosion that occurred over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February 2013. Play Video · The U.N.'s Plan to Defend Earth from Asteroids.
Asteroid Mining might be closer than we thinkThe Space Reporter
Asteroid mining to be the new commercial venture for the 21st centuryBeta Wired
NASA Announces New Opportunities for Public Participation in Asteroid Grand eNews Park Forest
Chinatopix -SatNews Publishers -Northern Voices Online
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Posted on 21 November 2014 | 3:21 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution

People pose with laptops in front of projection of Google logo in this picture illustration taken in Zenica(Reuters) – The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possible option to rein in the Internet company’s dominance in the search market.

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 11:05 pm

Apple $450 million e-book settlement gets final court approval

The Apple logo is lit on the first day of sale for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, in SydneyBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc's agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. During a hearing in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote approved what she called a "highly unusual" accord. It calls for Apple to pay $400 million to as many as 23 million consumers if the company is unsuccessful in appealing a ruling that found it liable for antitrust violations. …

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 9:21 pm

Samsung files ITC complaint to block Nvidia chips from U.S.: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to block computer-graphics chips made by Nvidia Corp from the U.S. market, Bloomberg reported. Samsung had accused Nvidia of infringing several of its chip-related patents and for making false claims about its products, counter-suing after Nvidia filed a suit against the company in September. The Korean company’s lawsuit came after Nvidia accused it and rival Qualcomm Inc of infringing patents on its graphics-processing unit (GPU). …

Posted on 22 November 2014 | 2:09 am

Seattle police body cameras plan revived by deal with anonymous programmer

By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) – A Seattle police plan to outfit officers with body cameras was back on for early December after the agency struck an unusual deal with an anonymous programmer whose massive public-records requests threatened to cripple the program, police said on Friday. The programmer, who operates a YouTube channel of 911 calls, surveillance and police footage, had bombarded the department with requests for video content from police cameras, which the department said it lacks the funds and staff to quickly fulfill. …

Posted on 22 November 2014 | 2:15 am

Video streaming service Aereo files for bankruptcy

Aero CEO Kanojia departs the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Tanya Agrawal and Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – Aereo Inc, the online video streaming company backed by media mogul Barry Diller, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Chapter 11 filing on Thursday night came five months after the U.S. Supreme Court said Aereo violated broadcasters' copyrights by capturing live and recorded programs on miniature antennas and transmitting them to subscribers who paid $8 to $12 a month. That decision effectively forbade New York-based Aereo's business model, an attempt to offer a less-expensive alternative to cable television. …

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 7:26 pm

Amazon plans ad-supported video streaming service: NY post

A zoomed illustration image of a man looking at a computer monitor showing the logo of Amazon is seen in Vienna(Reuters) – Online retailer Amazon.com Inc will release a new ad-supported video streaming service early next year, the New York Post reported, citing sources. The service will be separate from the company's $99-a-year Prime membership, which includes a video service, the Post reported. The Post did not say if the new service would be free or chargeable. Amazon's Prime service costs $99 a year. Amazon was not immediately available for comment. The new service will compete directly with Hulu and Netflix Inc, whose charges start at $7.99 a month for customers in the United States. …

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 3:53 pm

Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can.

Posted on 23 November 2014 | 3:57 am

Macintosh designer is selling $1,900 replicas of Apple’s legendary pirate flag

Macintosh designer is selling $1,900 replicas of Apple's legendary pirate flagGift-giving season is right around the corner, and we know just the perfect gift for the Apple nut in your life. No, it's not an iPhone case or a new iPad Air. It's a $1,900 hand-painted pirate flag.

Posted on 23 November 2014 | 3:41 am

Why celebrities are suing video game studios, the Fire HD 6 and other stories you might’ve missed

Why celebrities are suing video game studios, the Fire HD 6 and other stories you might've missed

Posted on 23 November 2014 | 3:02 am

SpaceX’s reusable rockets get help from ‘X-wing’ fins and drone ships

SpaceX's reusable rockets get help from 'X-wing' fins and drone ships

Posted on 23 November 2014 | 12:45 am